Just the other day we reported that thanks to a huge leak shared by Droid-Life, it seemed that Google has quite a few product announcements they will be making in the coming weeks. One of those leaks revealed that Google has a new Google Home speaker in the works in the form of the Google Home Mini, which might have been confirmed by an FCC filing.
According to the FCC filing, it mentions a “media streaming device” that based on a circular base diagram with a regulatory label, it looks like it could fit the Google Home Mini perfectly, that is unless this is for something else entirely. 9to5Google notes that the filing also mentions that this label will be adhered to the device using strong pressure-sensitive glue, which they speculate is one of the cost-cutting measures that the company is employing.
This is because unlike the more expensive Google Home, the Mini version is said to only cost $49 which is pretty affordable. The filing also reveals that the device will sport Bluetooth and WiFi radios which isn’t surprising for a set of smart speakers. In any case this is actually not the first time that we’re hearing that a smaller Google Home could be in the works.
Google is expected to host an event on the 4th of October where their new Pixel 2 phones will be announced, but like we said the recent Droid-Life leak has revealed that there will be more than phones shown off at the event.